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Digital Citizenship in Elementary School

Digital citizenship is not about the tools, it’s about …?

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Yesterday, a few colleagues and I spent some time discussing teaching digital citizenship to elementary school students. Much of the conversation centered around how to teach children digital citizenship skills in context, rather than theoretically. We can draw parallels with the idea of learning just in time, versus just in case. One colleague suggested that learning is very powerful when it’s exploratory, relevant, and social, and we should create environments with those components to teach digital citizenship.

We ended with the question: how can we teach digital citizenship in a way that’s exploratory, relevant, and social in elementary school.

Do you have any ideas or success stories to share? Please leave a comment related to the question, or complete the first sentence of this post.

Note that this post is written for my participation in #EdublogsClub challenge. The prompt was to “write a post that includes an image”.

  1. Digital citizenship is not about the tools, it’s about doing it within authentic learning environments, integrated into the curriculum and constantly modeled.

    • Thank you for your suggestions. We use Digital Passport from Common Sense Media in Grades 3 and 5, and Common Sense Media lessons in other grades. We also like the material from Connect[ED] from Canada for Grades 4 – 6.

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